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Naturally Shed Deer Antler Chews 
have arrived straight from Montana!!!
Come check out our huge selection of antler 
dog chews!   
We have the best prices and selection in town.  
Deer antlers are a clean, safe way to promote healthy chewing behavior in puppies while cleaning teeth in an adult dog. 
Dogs love the challenge of grinding the bony outside layer of the antler to get to the tasty mineral rich marrow on the inside. 

To prevent choking and swallowing hazards, please discard any broken tips and replace the antler before it is small enough to swallow.  
December 27, 2005 -
    July 18, 2018
OUR NEWSLETTER
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COVID-19

To The Friends and Family of Killian Hill Animal Hospital,

WE ARE STILL OPEN!

Following CDC recommendations, we will be doing our part in taking precautionary measures in protecting our community and staff.  At this time, the CDC reports, "We do not have any evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19".
With this in mind we want you to know, WE ARE HERE.  We will remain open to assist you with your veterinary needs.  For the protection of our clients and staff, Killian Hill Animal Hospital will be taking precautions regarding the human attached to the other end of the leash or cat carrier.  As always we will continue to diligently keep our hospital clean and sanitized while following some additional guidelines recommended by the CDC.   

We have also implemented some helpful suggestions and services to help maintain social distancing.  

        With schools closed, we understand that not all families can adhere, but if possible, we ask that only ONE healthy authorized adult accompany the patient to the examination/appointment. 

        Many persons with COVID-19 may experience mild symptoms such as cough and a runny nose without a fever.  We ask that you use caution when deciding whether or not to bring in your pet.  Please reach out to us by phone or email if you feel that you should not enter our hospital.  

        While emailed pictures and videos of your pet's symptoms do not replace an actual physical exam, we will try to help our clients with their fur babies in this manner if the situation seems necessary.  

        We will be offering "Curb-Side" pick up for food and medications.  Please let our receptionist know if you would like to take advantage of this service.

        Please call ahead for prescription refills so that we can everything ready for you to pick up to enhance social distancing.

        Please give as much information as possible regarding your pet's symptoms and your appointment expectations when you are calling our receptionist to make the appointment.   Also, let us know at that time if you need any medications or food.  This will help limit the amount of close interaction time in our exam rooms.

        We ask that everyone do their best in adhering to social distancing while visiting the hospital.  Our lobby and exam rooms are not large.

        Please be kind to your neighbor and keep safe.  

We will keep you updated on any changes as the occur. 

        



BOARDING RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENTS

Please remember that we have limited boarding space available.  Make your reservations early.  During holidays such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will be taking pre-payments.  This is similar to a deposit and holds your pet's "SPOT". During busy summer months, we may ask for pre-payments as well.  Please call for more details. 

Cancelation for Boarding:  If you were not required to leave a pre-payment, there is no penalty for canceling your reservation, even at the last minute. We do ask, however, that out of consideration for others wanting to board that you notify us as soon as you realize you need to cancel.  
In the event you were asked to leave a pre-payment and you must cancel, the following applies:
Cancel 14 days or more from scheduled drop off date-full credit to your account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital
Cancel between 13 days to 8 days, ½ credit to your account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital
Cancel 7 days or less from your scheduled drop off date, no credit will be returned. 
Please note that we do not credit/refund your credit cards for cancelation, the money will be credited to your account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital. 
 Because of the recent USA Today news report regarding Seresto Flea Collars causing pet deaths, we are putting out a statement detailing our feelings on the matter.  Seresto Flea Collars first became available in 2012.  As we do with all products and medications, we do our due diligence in researching the product and waiting to see if adverse reactions are noted by other clinicians or outlets.  Killian Hill Animal Hospital did not start recommending Seresto Flea Collars until late 2014.  After careful evaluation, we deemed the product safe, trustworthy and effective in killing fleas and ticks.  As of today, we have sold well over 3000 collars and we have NOT had one fatal adverse reaction.  As reported by many, we have seen occasional adverse reactions related to dermatitis and skin inflammation at the site of the collar.  These resolved by removing the collar and sometimes applying a topical cream.  We have had a couple of clients report that the collar made their pet either hyper or sedate or jumpy.  None of these were truly proven to be collar related, meaning when the owner re-applied the collar the behavior did not recur.  

Elanco, the manufacturer of Seresto Collars, issued the following statement:  There is no established link between death and exposure to the active ingredients contained in Seresto.  As a globally marketed product, more that 80 regulatory authorities around the world, including the US EPA, rigorously reviewed the safety data collected over the course of Seresto's development prior to registration and/or approval, as appropriate.  The safety and efficacy of Seresto are continuously monitored and scrutinized by global regulatory bodies as well as via internal processes. All adverse events, product related or not, are collected, evaluated and reported.  IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT A REPORT IS NOT AN INDICATION OF CAUSE.   Since its approval, the reporting rate for all incidents related to Seresto is less than 0.3% in the US.  The majority of these incidents relate to non-serious effects such as temporary hair loss and mild skin irritation around the application site. It is important that consumers purchase collars from a authorized clinic or retailer to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the products they are buying. 

The USA Today viral news story indicates "reports" of adverse events without data or explaining what these were.  The original individual who is claiming that the collar caused her Papillon to seize and die, declined a necropsy (like an autopsy).  Thus, although she is now blaming Seresto for her pet's death over a year later, there is absolutely no evidence to back this up.  Assuming the dog even experienced a seizure, there are many more likely causes for a small dog to suffer a fatal seizure.  Since the pesticides in the collar are not absorbed into the pet's blood stream, like many other flea and tick products, it is extremely unlikely that the collar had anything to do with the death, except being an easy scapegoat.  IT is also important to differentiate the EPA from the FDA.  Anyone can make a complaint to the EPA, true or not, and the EPA is required to report it.  The USA Today article is referencing complaints made to the EPA, not the FDA.  As of right now, we suspect people have misrepresented or misinterpreted information.  Furthermore, some individuals are reporting adverse reactions from other flea and tick preventative products which are getting included in the viral Seresto reaction hysteria. 

If evidence were to be released of a true health concern, we will be sure to immediately send alerts to all of our pet parents. KILLIAN HILL ANIMAL HOSPITAL CONTINUES TO RECOMMEND SERESTO COLLARS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE THEM ON OUR OWN PETS. 
If you are not comfortable with continued use of Seresto, we will be happy to discuss other safe options for your pets.  Please do not discontinue the use of Flea and Tick Products, as we know that may tick and flea borne diseases can cause severe illness and death to pets.